• The Jury shall assess contestants’ interpretative and pianistic skills, such as stylistic ability, competency, accuracy, musicality, expressiveness, and artistic aspects of the performance.

• Every member of the Jury will listen and assess all contestants at each stage of the competition and take part in the Jury deliberations.

• The assessments of the Jury shall be confidential.

• All stages of the competition are judged by the selected Jury Panel.

• All decisions of the Jury are final.

• The decision of the Jury Panel is non-contestable, and contestants shall have no right to appeal under any circumstances.

• The order of performances for the semi-finalists and finalist shall be arranged by the Jury Panel and are final. Contestants who are unpunctual for their allocate timeslots will not be re-scheduled and may face disqualification.

• Contestants are strictly prohibited from receiving any form of guidance including but not limited to private lessons and masterclasses with jury members during a period of 6 months prior to their audition dates up till their last date of competition participation. Violations will result in both contestant and jury being disqualified from the Competition.

• Contestants are reminded to always conduct themselves in the spirit of fair competition, failure of which might affect their Competition evaluation.